Sleep Myths May Hinder Good Sleep and Health Sleep Myths May Hinder Good Sleep and Health
Widespread beliefs about sleeping include advice on how much sleep is enough, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, but when these pronouncements are wrong, they can do more harm than good, researchers argue.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies in U.S.
(Reuters Health) - Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants' airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices
While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle behavior and mental health in early adolescence - Loewen OK, Maximova K, Ekwaru JP, Faught EL, Asbridge M, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ.
We examined the associations of meeting established recommendations for diet, physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found two factors appeared to be behind a majority of infant deaths by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ground-breaking experiment could reveal whether insomnia raises your risk of Alzheimer's
The Mail on Sunday has been granted exclusive access inside a cutting-edge sleep laboratory at the University of East Anglia (UEA). And Eve Simmons is invited to take the test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Sleep Apnea Patients May Live Longer With PAP Therapy Obese Sleep Apnea Patients May Live Longer With PAP Therapy
Obese people with sleep apnea may live longer with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep problems as a risk factor for suicide: are certain specific sleep domains associated with increased suicide risk? - Tae H, Jeong BR, Chae JH.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sleep problems and suicidal ideation in depressive patients. BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Evidence from diverse settings and populations indicates that sleep problems are associated with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Variables associated with reductions in insomnia severity among acutely suicidal patients receiving brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention - Roberge EM, Bryan CJ, Peterson A, Rudd MD.
This study compared changes in sleep disturbance over time across brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention and treatment as usual and examined the mechanisms that link sleep disturbance with several suicide risk factors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Before Fisher-Price ’ s Rock ’ n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians ’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Cribs (Baby Beds) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Infant Mortality Babies and Infants Recalls and Bans of Products Sleep Accidents and Safety Children and Childhood Parenting Social Media Suits and Litigation (Civil) Advertising and Mar Source Type: news

Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health
(Reuters Health) - Widespread beliefs about sleeping include advice on how much sleep is enough, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, but when these pronouncements are wrong, they can do more harm than good, researchers argue. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep-related problems and suicide behavior and ideation among Black and White trauma-exposed psychiatric inpatients - Walker RL, Talavera DC, Nomamiukor F, Madubata IJ, Alfano C, Vujanovic AA.
OBJECTIVE: Sleep-related problems (SRPs) are associated with increased risk for suicide-related behavior and death. Given that Black adults report greater SRPs as compared to White adults, the purpose of the current study was to examine sleep problems, sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

4 Medtech Innovations That Are Tearing up the Script
Decision Resources Group (DRG) released a new report today, "4 Crazy Medtech Innovations" that identifies four areas of medtech innovation that are forecasted to shake up the treatment landscape within the next five years. "The reason we decided to look at crazy innovation in medtech was that a few people on our consulting team were doing that and to help them out we decided to do a scan talking to our different data experts, therapy experts, [to learn] what have people seen that's actually crazy innovation," Lexie Code, director of medtech learning at DRG, told MD+DI. After gathering intel from each of...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Obese sleep apnea patients may live longer with nighttime breathing aid
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may live longer when they use a machine to help keep their airways open while they sleep, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Patients more willing to share mobile mental health data with doctors than family, EHRs
In a small study published in JMIR, patients were more willing to share health data, such as activity  and sleep trackers, than personal data, like call logs and location.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out
(Duke University) In a study published online April 18 in Neuron, researchers found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at the base of the brain responsible for churning out hormones to regulate bodily functions, mood, and sleep. The finding could lead to better drugs capable of putting people to sleep with fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novant Health opens neurology and sleep center in Triad city
Thomasville patients in need of neurological or sleep services no longer have to travel to High Point or Winston-Salem. Novant Health Neurology and Sleep is open at 1219 Lexington Ave., Suite B, near the Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. The clinic will feature Drs. Keith Miller and Leane Willis, neurologists formerly associated with UNC Regional Physicians Neuroscience Center in High Point. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Commonly held sleep myths have a questionable evidence base, according to a study published online April 16 in Sleep Health. Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study debunks 3 common sleep myths
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health
One of the top myths was the claim of some people who insist they can get by on five hours of sleep a night. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 sleep myths that could be affecting your health
These common misconceptions about sleep could be harming your health (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting fewer than five hours' sleep a night increases risks of heart disease
New York University published the study which looked into sleep and health after searching more than 8,000 websites, news reports and publications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Feeling sleepy this morning? Maybe it's because Jacksonville stays up too late
Americans wake up an average of twice a night and spend about 31 minutes awake before getting back to sleep, researchers have found, clocking an average of three hours and 17 minutes of deep REM sleep each night.   The average time people in the United States go to bed is 12:08 a.m., and typical rising time is 7:41 a.m. Jacksonville is No. 5 in cities that stay up late: The top late-night cities are Philadelphia, with a 12:40 a.m. bedtime; New York, 12:36 a.m.; Los Angeles, 12:30 a.m.; Miami, 12:28… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Feeling sleepy this morning? Maybe it's because Jacksonville stays up too late
Americans wake up an average of twice a night and spend about 31 minutes awake before getting back to sleep, researchers have found, clocking an average of three hours and 17 minutes of deep REM sleep each night.   The average time people in the United States go to bed is 12:08 a.m., and typical rising time is 7:41 a.m. Jacksonville is No. 5 in cities that stay up late: The top late-night cities are Philadelphia, with a 12:40 a.m. bedtime; New York, 12:36 a.m.; Los Angeles, 12:30 a.m.; Miami, 12:28… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Wake up, America: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says
When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, Americans aren't very good at separating myths from facts, a new study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns. Among these myths: some people only need five hours of sleep; snoring is harmless; a drink before bedtime helps you fall... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DON'T take Trump's sleep advice: Myths are making us sick, study warns 
Some celebrities like to brag about how little sleep they need - but a new study from New York University found that myths about short nights, bedtime drinks and more encourage poor sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting fewer than five hours a night increases risks of heart disease, strokes and early death
New York University published the study which looked into sleep and health after searching more than 8,000 websites, news reports and publications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health
Title: Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 16, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep myths 'damaging your health'
US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall for. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths about sleeping that not only shape poor habits, but may also pose a significant public health threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
(Binghamton University) One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer-Related Insomnia: New Research Finds Effective Treatments
This study was a first of its kind. It involved a head-to-head comparison of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, enrolled patients with many different types of cancer and included nearly 30% minority participants. Previous studies focused solely on breast cancer and included 90% white participants. Limitations of the previous research make it difficult to determine if the results are applicable to patients with other cancers and people of diverse backgrounds. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acupuncture Are Effective Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments produced clinically meaningful reduction...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin
Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Those With Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea isn't just an annoyance: It's also been tied to higher risks for heart disease, heart failure and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin Helps Kids With Autism, Ups Parents' Quality of Life Melatonin Helps Kids With Autism, Ups Parents' Quality of Life
Children with autism and their parents benefited from better sleep offered by prolonged-release melatonin, with improvements in externalizing behavior and quality of life, investigators found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
Title: CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 15, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Insomnia common among cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Third of People With Cancer Use Alternative Medicine. Here ’s Why That Could Be Dangerous
About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause these complications and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Ed Goldman: Dr. Catherine T. Vu and her team treat common medical issue with little-known procedure
A friend of mine in his early 70s has been getting much better sleep lately thanks to a procedure he received to relieve the pressure on his prostate gland, which had seen him hastily sliding out of bed and dashing to the bathroom numerous times throughout the night. The two surprising things about the procedure are that (a) he received it as an outpatient and that (b) it’s one that’s barely known outside of medical circles. Our agenda for today’s column is to start changing that. As more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Addressing sleep problems and fatigue within child and adolescent mental health services: a qualitative study - Higson-Sweeney N, Loades ME, Hiller R, Read R.
BACKGROUND: Both fatigue and sleep difficulties are common symptoms of mental health presentations such as depression and anxiety. Despite this, little is known about how psychologists in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) assess and treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between health conditions in World Trade Center responders and sleep-related quality of life and sleep complaints - Ayappa I, Chen Y, Bagchi N, Sanders H, Black K, Twumasi A, Rapoport DM, Lu SE, Sunderram J.
Background: World Trade Center (WTC) dust-exposed subjects have multiple comorbidities that affect sleep. These include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), gastroesophageal-reflux disorder (GERD) and post-traumatic stress di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A New Jersey High School Principal Died After Donating Bone Marrow to a Young Boy in France
A popular New Jersey high school principal died Sunday after donating bone marrow to a young boy in France, his family confirmed to news outlets. Derrick Nelson, who was the principal at New Jersey’s Westfield High School, never recovered after falling into a monthlong coma following a bone marrow donation procedure at a Bergen County hospital, his father told NJ.com. Nelson died Sunday at age 44, though the exact cause of his death was unclear, his father said; he told ABC News that his son may have had a heart attack. Nelson was donating bone marrow to supply stem cells to a 14-year-old boy in France with an undisc...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Education New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

Why can ’t I sleep? My mission to understand insomnia – video
Millions of people in the UK have trouble sleeping, and Guardian reporter Leah Green is one of them. Like many insomniacs, she has tried all the home remedies, sleep hygiene techniques and gadgets designed to cure her sleep problems. She finds out why it is so difficult to conquer insomnia, and why good treatment is so hard to come byFor more information about treating insomnia:NHS adviceDigital access to CBT-I treatment - Sleepio Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Leah Green Josh Toussaint-Strauss Joseph Pierce Ben Kape Paul Boyd Tags: Sleep Health & wellbeing Mental health NHS Society Life and style Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news